Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (33M)

Overview  2015

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

A great economist uses ideas, data and models to uncover the workings of the economy. Information and communications technology (ICT) has profoundly changed the way economists function. Economists with strong ICT skills have enhanced analytical skills. This combined degree merges the study of ICT with an economics specialisation, with an emphasis on developing analytical skills. This degree is an opportunity to gain qualifications that will provide more breadth and offer wider opportunities for employment.

In the Economics component of the degree, you choose a major in either Economic Foundations or Economic Analysis and complete a compulsory minor in Economics.

In the ICT component of the degree, you complete the compulsory ICT Professional major and choose a second major in either Games and Creative Technology or Software Development.

The Bachelor of Economics component allows students to develop a detailed understanding of the economic issues and factors, both national and international, that determine how macro and micro economic systems are organised and how decisions are made by individuals, firms, and governments.

The Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (BICT) component aims to give students the opportunity to explore a broad range of aspects of ICT, and to graduate them with knowledge and skills in a variety of key areas of ICT for a lifelong career. The combined degree offers units across the complete spectrum of ICT, ranging from non-technical areas such as the nature of information and organisational needs for ICT, through the hardware, software, network and creative technologies which are used to satisfy these needs, to the communication, design, development and management skills needed to create, implement and integrate ICT components. It produces ICT professionals who are confident and articulate team players, and who are attuned to the needs, methods and attitudes of business and society. It also aims to provide ICT students with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in industry upon graduation and grow into leadership positions, achieve entrepreneurial ambition, or pursue research and graduate studies in ICT.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the BEc-BICT combined degree should expect to have the same career outcomes as identified for the BEc and BICT. Graduates of the combined degree would be particularly valuable to government and large business organisations.

Professional Recognition

The BICT degree has been developed in consultation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS), but as a new degree full accreditation can only be received after there have been some graduates. Professional level accreditation of the course will be sought. It is anticipated that graduates of the BEc-BICT will be eligible for membership of the ACS.

There are no professional bodies in the economics discipline. While undertaking the Bachelor of Economics degree, students can apply to become special members of the Economics Society of Australia.

Course structure

Compulsory introductory units

An undergraduate student needs to acquire an understanding of the vast and diverse nature of the ICT industry to plan and manage a successful career. Students develop awareness of the skills, attributes, qualitiesand values required of ICT professionals. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Today's modern integrated technology is built on ICT systems that run in a range of contexts (e.g. Servers, PCs, mobile computing, robotics) using a range of technological solutions. This unit will provide students with an introduction and broad overview of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analysing data. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical overview of project management as it relates to technology-oriented projects. Specifically, this unit will introduce project management principles, techniques and tools that are can be used to guide traditional business-oriented ICT projects,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartIntensive Session Feb A
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonIntensive Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to fundamentals of distributed networked environments, primarily focusing on wired networks but students will examine some of the different approaches in wireless networks. It provides knowledge of internetworking standards and understanding of the networking architecture, technology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Compulsory advanced units

The capstone project units provides an opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their course and apply them to a substantial ICT project. This unit extends students' development of the professional, technical, communication and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This will be a continuation of ICT Project A but includes some new learning experiences such as testing, advanced implementation, documentation and integration. Students will be required to present their solution.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems. The following fundamental programming concepts will be introduced: memory model, data types, declarations, expressions and statements, control…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Computational science is the application of computer science to solve problems across a range of disciplines. A significant part of scientific enquiry now relies on computational approaches to complement theory and experiment. In this unit, students will have the opportunity…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will raise students' awareness of the social impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems on society at global, local and personal levels. Students will gain an appreciation of the massive and positive impact that ICT has had…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and scientific and engineering computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in C and topics include: references and pointers, memory…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Games (whether they be video games, console games, computer games, mobile games, or web games) differ from other media as they elevate the viewer to the level of a participant. Games are an ever-growing cultural phenomenon, which has increasing relevance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit extends the first year treatment in KIT107 of standard data structures and algorithms for solving computational problems. Topics include: data structures (such as balanced trees and hash tables) for collections, (binary heaps for) priority queues, sorting algorithms (e.g.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the topic of game design. Students will work in teams to design and document a game and develop a simple prototype of their design using an agile development methodology. Design topics that will be covered include concept…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit is concerned with the development of applications on mobile and wireless computing platforms.Android, Cocoa and the Apple iPhone SDK and also non-native web mobile will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will look at the creation and use of 2- and 3-dimensional graphical information and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit provides an opportunity for students to apply the conceptual, technical and personal skills gained in previous entrepreneurship units. A student can choose an agreed industry workplace project, or prepare a business plan to a standard suitable for presentation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Focuses on the process of innovation from an initial idea to the successful exploitation of a business opportunity. Innovation is not limited to new products and new services. It also applies to new production techniques, new operating practices, new ways…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces digital imaging technologies, techniques, and aesthetics, focusing upon art and design related applications. The unit provides a practically orientated foundation in digital imaging principals, from image capture to output, developing image manipulation concepts and abilities.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Builds on the foundation of FSE250/35 or FSE120, and offers the opportunity to develop a more sophisticated or specialised understanding of image manipulation concepts. In consultation with staff, students research and develop an imaging project.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Having a website is essential for professional artists and designers. Being able to select an appropriate web strategy and design and implement it have become mainstream skills for designers and communications. By undertaking this unit, you will extend your understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Gain an insight and skills with one of the most intriguing and captivating of contemporary art forms. Bringing objects and ideas to life through frame-by-frame animation and compositing has become much more accessible in recent years through digital technology. Through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Through set projects and critiques, students study sound as an art medium, incorporating radio art, installation, sound for moving image and sound as a sculptural element. The emphasis is placed on conceptual and skills-based development using personal computer software processes,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines video as a contemporary art medium. The unit introduces students to pre-production processes, including script development and location/resource management, the use of portable equipment, and post-production skills. Students undertake a short project that develops control of location and sound/image…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Computer based 3D modelling and animation techniques have become one of the defining modes of expression of the 21st century. From animated movies through to concept design and prototyping, skills in visualizing 3D concepts are a useful addition to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Designing successful interaction with technology is a key skill in the 21st century. By undertaking this unit you will gain the opportunity to extend your understanding and enhance your experimental skills by exploring interaction design with technology. Interaction Design can…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on KGG212 GIS: Spatial Analysis and focuses on advanced aspects of spatial data analysis, including practical aspects of programming for GIS customisation. At the start of semester you will spend one day in the field collecting GPS…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will be introduced to the key concepts and principles involved in the sourcing, integration and management of ICT assets as a key organisational resource. The unit examines two strategic themes: organisational approaches to the sourcing and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide students with a general introduction to system administration. On completion of the unit, students are equipped to administer enterprise computer systems that meet enterprise users requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, and security. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit exposes students to historical approaches to increased processor efficiency, such as pipelining and superscalar design, before concentrating on a key concept of modern computer architectures: multicores. Both CPU and GPU architectures will be explored in this context and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce students to a number of topics related to 3D games programming. Students will learn about: low level game engine programming by extending a basic rendering framework; high level game logic programming by writing scripts to implement…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

To develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The projects will provide a taster for honours with substantial research projects requiring a proposal, a plan, a mini-literature review and significant outputs. Students will develop an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Details of this unit will be provided later.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will provide highly able students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge of algorithms and their ability to solve algorithmic problems through to the point of a working program implementing the algorithmic solution. The unit will have a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will extend the treatment of two or three of the areas of AI introduced in KIT108, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. The specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of the staff…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the design and programming techniques essential for developing distributed software systems and applications - with Java as the teaching language. The unit presents concurrent programming primitives and concepts for distributed systems. The unit also focuses on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In recent years, the advancement of Internet technologies and speed along with availability of high performance computers has changed the way we utilize software and computing infrastructure. Traditionally software and computing platforms are built to solve problems of an individual…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed for students who have an interest in learning about challenges in the development, implementation and evaluation of technology infrastructures, applications and services to support health. The unit is also designed for students considering pursuing a research…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A particular programming paradigm not only dictates a programming language's syntax but also strongly influences how one solves problems using that language. This unit examines programming paradigms from low-level assembler through to the advanced functional language Haskell. Specific topics covered…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of digital electronics engineering acquired in the second year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronic systems, particularly in the design of microprocessor based systems.Topics include: The operation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit exposes students to historical approaches to increased processor efficiency, such as pipelining and superscalar design, before concentrating on a key concept of modern computer architectures: multicores. Both CPU and GPU architectures will be explored in this context and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce students to a number of topics related to 3D games programming. Students will learn about: low level game engine programming by extending a basic rendering framework; high level game logic programming by writing scripts to implement…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and scientific and engineering computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in C and topics include: references and pointers, memory…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit covers the definition of Artificial Intelligence and its subfields; introduces foundational logic and knowledge representation; and considers social, ethical, and philosophical consequences of the theory and practice of AI. Students will learn different perspectives on the approach to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit extends the first year treatment in KIT107 of standard data structures and algorithms for solving computational problems. Topics include: data structures (such as balanced trees and hash tables) for collections, (binary heaps for) priority queues, sorting algorithms (e.g.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit will provide students with a general introduction to system administration. On completion of the unit, students are equipped to administer enterprise computer systems that meet enterprise users requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, and security. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will be introduced to the key concepts and principles involved in the sourcing, integration and management of ICT assets as a key organisational resource. The unit examines two strategic themes: organisational approaches to the sourcing and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with the development of applications on mobile and wireless computing platforms.Android, Cocoa and the Apple iPhone SDK and also non-native web mobile will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit provides an opportunity for students to apply the conceptual, technical and personal skills gained in previous entrepreneurship units. A student can choose an agreed industry workplace project, or prepare a business plan to a standard suitable for presentation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Focuses on the process of innovation from an initial idea to the successful exploitation of a business opportunity. Innovation is not limited to new products and new services. It also applies to new production techniques, new operating practices, new ways…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces digital imaging technologies, techniques, and aesthetics, focusing upon art and design related applications. The unit provides a practically orientated foundation in digital imaging principals, from image capture to output, developing image manipulation concepts and abilities.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Builds on the foundation of FSE250/35 or FSE120, and offers the opportunity to develop a more sophisticated or specialised understanding of image manipulation concepts. In consultation with staff, students research and develop an imaging project.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Having a website is essential for professional artists and designers. Being able to select an appropriate web strategy and design and implement it have become mainstream skills for designers and communications. By undertaking this unit, you will extend your understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Gain an insight and skills with one of the most intriguing and captivating of contemporary art forms. Bringing objects and ideas to life through frame-by-frame animation and compositing has become much more accessible in recent years through digital technology. Through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Through set projects and critiques, students study sound as an art medium, incorporating radio art, installation, sound for moving image and sound as a sculptural element. The emphasis is placed on conceptual and skills-based development using personal computer software processes,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines video as a contemporary art medium. The unit introduces students to pre-production processes, including script development and location/resource management, the use of portable equipment, and post-production skills. Students undertake a short project that develops control of location and sound/image…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Computer based 3D modelling and animation techniques have become one of the defining modes of expression of the 21st century. From animated movies through to concept design and prototyping, skills in visualizing 3D concepts are a useful addition to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Designing successful interaction with technology is a key skill in the 21st century. By undertaking this unit you will gain the opportunity to extend your understanding and enhance your experimental skills by exploring interaction design with technology. Interaction Design can…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on KGG212 GIS: Spatial Analysis and focuses on advanced aspects of spatial data analysis, including practical aspects of programming for GIS customisation. At the start of semester you will spend one day in the field collecting GPS…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will look at the creation and use of 2- and 3-dimensional graphical information and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit exposes students to historical approaches to increased processor efficiency, such as pipelining and superscalar design, before concentrating on a key concept of modern computer architectures: multicores. Both CPU and GPU architectures will be explored in this context and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce students to a number of topics related to 3D games programming. Students will learn about: low level game engine programming by extending a basic rendering framework; high level game logic programming by writing scripts to implement…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

To develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The projects will provide a taster for honours with substantial research projects requiring a proposal, a plan, a mini-literature review and significant outputs. Students will develop an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Details of this unit will be provided later.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will provide highly able students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge of algorithms and their ability to solve algorithmic problems through to the point of a working program implementing the algorithmic solution. The unit will have a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will extend the treatment of two or three of the areas of AI introduced in KIT108, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. The specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of the staff…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the design and programming techniques essential for developing distributed software systems and applications - with Java as the teaching language. The unit presents concurrent programming primitives and concepts for distributed systems. The unit also focuses on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In recent years, the advancement of Internet technologies and speed along with availability of high performance computers has changed the way we utilize software and computing infrastructure. Traditionally software and computing platforms are built to solve problems of an individual…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed for students who have an interest in learning about challenges in the development, implementation and evaluation of technology infrastructures, applications and services to support health. The unit is also designed for students considering pursuing a research…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A particular programming paradigm not only dictates a programming language's syntax but also strongly influences how one solves problems using that language. This unit examines programming paradigms from low-level assembler through to the advanced functional language Haskell. Specific topics covered…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of digital electronics engineering acquired in the second year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronic systems, particularly in the design of microprocessor based systems.Topics include: The operation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 major from the following list:

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides a foundation in the mathematics of finance and statistical descriptions and analysis, appropriate for the study of and professional practice in business, economics, accounting, finance, management and marketing. The primary emphasis is on understanding the statistical concepts and methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides economics and business students with basic quantitative techniques that help them to analyse problems in Economics. The emphasis of the unit will not be the development of new techniques but on the application of techniques to a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit provides an introduction into the econometric methods that can be used to examine the strength and form of relationships between economic variables. More specifically it examines the theory and use of the Linear Regression Model and Ordinary Least…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit provides students with an introductory level treatment of a wide range of issues related to international trade theory, policy and contemporary global issues. In doing so, it builds on knowledge of both the micro and macro sides of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Strategic thinking is the art of outdoing an adversary, knowing that the adversary is trying to do the same to you. All of us must practice strategic thinking at work as well as in everyday life. As a business manager,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Examines the institutional structure of the Australian and International Financial systems. The unit covers the role of intermediaries; informational asymmetry; moral hazard and adverse selection; banking institutions; long and short term debt securities; the non-bank institutions; the managed funds system;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The goal of this unit is to provide students with the framework and tools required to analyse critically many topical natural resource and environmental debates from an economic perspective. Basic economic concepts taught at first year are reviewed and extended…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit develops an analytical basis for evaluating the impact of policy on the economic performance of industries; it examines government policies toward industry in Australia, particularly competition policy; and considers the impact of firms' strategic decisions (e.g., pricing, advertising,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Evaluating Alternatives is a core advanced-level economics unit in all the economics majors offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. This unit builds on an understanding of microeconomic concepts to provide students with an introduction to several widely…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides a foundation in the mathematics of finance and statistical descriptions and analysis, appropriate for the study of and professional practice in business, economics, accounting, finance, management and marketing. The primary emphasis is on understanding the statistical concepts and methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides economics and business students with basic quantitative techniques that help them to analyse problems in Economics. The emphasis of the unit will not be the development of new techniques but on the application of techniques to a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit provides an introduction into the econometric methods that can be used to examine the strength and form of relationships between economic variables. More specifically it examines the theory and use of the Linear Regression Model and Ordinary Least…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit provides students with an introductory level treatment of a wide range of issues related to international trade theory, policy and contemporary global issues. In doing so, it builds on knowledge of both the micro and macro sides of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Strategic thinking is the art of outdoing an adversary, knowing that the adversary is trying to do the same to you. All of us must practice strategic thinking at work as well as in everyday life. As a business manager,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit offers students an understanding of macroeconomic issues by providing a solid theoretical foundation. Using a consistent framework a theoretical model of an economy is built. This model includes issues such as labour market imperfections, the determinants of inflation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit develops microeconomic theory and its application to a range of policy issues. It brings together aspects of welfare economics, cost-benefit analysis and public sector economics. The central issues of the policy debate are explored: efficiency versus equity; government…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the techniques required to quantify the magnitude, strength and form of relationships between variables and the strategies that need to be employed to use these techniques effectively. More specifically it examines the theory and use of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Evaluating Alternatives is a core advanced-level economics unit in all the economics majors offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. This unit builds on an understanding of microeconomic concepts to provide students with an introduction to several widely…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The minor below is compulsory:
Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Principles of Economics 1 is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) degrees. It is also available as a student elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of Tasmania.Principles…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Principles of Economics 2 is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc). It is a compulsory unit in the two economics majors offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics and is also available as a nominated…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Intermediate Microeconomics has two main purposes.First, it provides the basic foundations of economics. Starting from a number of fundamental assumptions, this unit develops the neoclassical theory of the optimising behaviour of consumers and firms and the process of interaction of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit equips students with the macroeconomic theories used by economists in the 'real world', e.g. by Treasury officials in formulating the Government Budget, or by business economists forecasting GDP and inflation. The unit expounds the IS-LM models which allows…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Degree Electives
You will also choose 4 units (50 credit points) in your degree electives for the Economics component. The choice of units will be shown on your study plan in eStudent.

Entry requirements

In the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of ICT, you study 32 units (or the equivalent 400 credit points) from the schedule.

Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-12 units at introductory level, 8-16 units at intermediate level and 8-16 units at advanced level.

The combined degree consists of:

  • A compulsory BICT major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate & 2 advanced
  • A second BICT major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate & 4 advanced
  • An Economics major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate & 4 advanced units
  • An Economics minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate level units
  • Degree electives: 3 units in the BEc component.
  • 2 Breadth units chosen from this list: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/breadth-units

Bachelor of Economics

In the Bachelor of Economics component you choose from two majors, either Economic Analysis or Economic Foundations, enrol in the compulsory Economics minor and choose 4 degree electives.

Bachelor of ICT

In the Bachelor of ICT component you must complete the compulsory ICT Professional major and then choose between either the Software Development major or Games and Creative Technology major.

Domestic students must meet the University's General Entry Requirements. 

International students must meet the Admission Requirements for International Students.

International students must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old.

Subject prerequisites:

If you have completed an AQF-recognised Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a business related discipline from an Australian TAFE or other RTO may be eligible for advanced standing into the degree. Advanced standing for study already undertaken within another degree at UTAS, or at an Australian or overseas tertiary institution, may also be granted.

Depending on the course of study and the majors chosen, you may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives.

Further information on the credit policy for the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics is available at www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/credit-for-prior-study

In the case of international students, credit for previous tertiary study will be determined on application and, if granted, included with your offer letter.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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